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Seldom-Seen Gem 1885
Business Strike Three Cent

1885 3CN MS65 PCGS. CAC. With a business-strike emission of 1,000 coins versus the proof total of nearly 4,000 pieces, the 1885 three cent nickel is one of those curious upside-down productions that occasionally happened in the 19th century Mint. Business strikes are rare in all grades (witness the current Guide Book price of $400 in Good 4), and in Gem condition this piece is one of 12 so certified at PCGS, with 10 coins finer (2/09). The surfaces are golden-gray, with good overall appeal and a minimum of distractions for the grade. Although the present coin is clearly a business strike, the denticulation is full on this piece.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 275G, PCGS# 3753)

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March, 2009
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